Congratulations to the Class of 2020

2020 Law Commencement Book

As Santa Clara Law has postponed Commencement due to the coronavirus, our community shares their best wishes with the Class of 2020 graduates.

Tara Morrissey: I echo Seth Flagsburg’s comment regarding your next assignment. CONGRATULATIONS TO MY SISTER, CHLOE MORRISSEY, AND TO ALL OF THE 2020 SCU LAW GRADS ALL THE BEST TO YOU IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS...
Rylee Sherouse: A big CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Class of 2020!! Shout out to my amazing roommates Amy Vanschuyver and Kylie Boyd, you did it!!...
Seth Flagsberg: Congratulations. Your next assignment is to try to use your law degree to help make the world a better place....
Melissa Younge: Lauryn, I remembered when you said you wanted to be a lawyer at the age of 7 or 8, and I watched how at that point you applied yourself and aligned yourself to attain this goal...your worked and studied diligently, you graduated from high school, graduated from FAU, and now you have completed the final step of completing law school and attaining your JD degree! Words can not express how extremely proud I am of you! Your biggest fan...your Mom!...
Marissa Nebenzahl Sinha: Congratulations to the entire Santa Clara Law Class of 2020! Wishing you every success with the next chapter of your lives....
Fakaira Gabriel: This accomplishment is huge! I know it was no easy feat but you all persevered. I hope this next chapter is filled with nothing but successes....
Sean Lewis: Congratulations Lauryn, I’m happy that your journey is done, and pray that your future is bright! Love Sean...
Michelle Truong: Congratulations Melenie, Monica, Joyce, Gloria, and Yong!!! YOU DID IT!!! Can't wait to witness all the amazing things you will all do. Thank you for everything!! Please come visit!!...
Rebecca Areano: Congratulations to my bff Cristina Miramontes!!! 🥰☺️ You did it littlefoot! 🦕 I couldn’t be more proud of you! Your journey begins now I wish you the best in your future endeavors you’ll be a kick ass lawyer one day ☺️...
Elizabeth: We are so proud of you Bianca, you continue to achieve amazing milestones in your life and we are all so proud of you! #BiancaGarcia, JD...
Patrick Farrell: Justin Patrick Farrell!!! CONGRATULATIONS on Making it through Law school! You have made the family very proud! Love you! Uncle Packy...
Adriana Rincon: Congratulations BIANCA GARCIA!!!🥳👩🏻‍🎓👩🏻‍⚖️...
adriana rincon: Congratulations BIANCA GARCIA YOU DID IT!🥂🍾 Love Adriana...
JOYCE DIBBLE: Ross & Joyce Dibble: Congratulations to Beau Dibble. Three long years of work and now you are prepared to tackle the next hurdle - the bar exam. We are so proud of you!...
Lisa McMahon: Congratulations to the Santa Clara Law Class of 2020! Best wishes to all of you....
Nigel Whitehead: Congratulations Ian Whitehead Amazing accomplishment! Your future is bright. Can't wait to see how you change the world! Mom and I are very proud of you....
Ian Whitehead: Congratulations to the entire Santa Clara Law Class of 2020. You have endured challenges no other law school class has faced and have persevered to earn your JURIS DOCTORATE degrees! Well done. Ian, we are so proud of you. Your dedication, hard work and heart are amazing! We love you, Mom and Dad...
Monica Rabago: Congratulations Inez! Can’t wait to meet you finally! We are proud of you! Your parents must be so proud of you! You are going to slam the Bar!...
Monica Rabago: Congratulations Katie Rabago! As your parents we are forever proud of you! But watching you switch careers and start all over showed us once again of how fearless you are. We love you a Katie and we know you will work with integrity, determination and perseverance. As they say, “ There is a whole world out there! Go get yours!” Beijão♥️...
Tre Younge: Congrats to Santa Clara C/O 2020 on graduating during a pandemic! You all will go down in history. I’m super proud of my big sister Lauryn on her dedication to becoming her lifelong dream of being a Lawyer! Continue to impact and inspire others as much as you do to your little brother!...
Alyse Hudock: Congratulations to the SCU Law Class of 2020! I encourage you to take a moment and reflect on how much you have learned and grown over the past three years- graduating from law school is really quite an accomplishment. May you go forth being people for and with others! A special shout out to all of the Law Students involved in Campus Ministry especially Brittany Ricketts and Ozzy Hidalgo-Otamendi who have been Spirituality Facilitators for the undergraduate students of SCU for the past two years!...
Angela Ricketts: Congratulations Class if 2020. Congratulations Brittany. I am so proud of you!...
Jennifer Miley: Congratulations class of 2020! The world is waiting for all of you!...
Evangeline Abriel: Dear Class of 2020: You have been a wonderful class and have inspired me in so many ways, not least by being such wonderful examples during the pandemic. We will miss you! Please stay in touch! Best wishes for the bar!...
Jim Kolins: Congratulations to a job well done Dustin Weber....
Shyquinta Williams: Congratulations Lauryn Younge! I’m super proud of you. You’re one step closer to achieving your goals. Also, congratulations to the rest of the 2020 class! Wishing you all the best. May your hard work be rewarded in much success and prosperity....
Sandy Vega: A huge shout-out to class of 2020! I am so very proud of all of you! Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!...
Marcus L. Hill: Congratulations to the Class of 2020, and a very special shout out to Ms. Lauryn Younge. We are so proud of your extraordinary accomplishment, counsel! Now go forward and make your mark on the system and World, leaving both much better as a result! Much Love, Marcus, Chrisse, Chase and Chelsey Hill...
Robert Younge: Congratulations Lauryn Younge and the Santa Clara Class of 2020! Continue doing great things in your life. I’m proud of you!...
Wade and Ferlisa Rice: Congratulations Younge JDs. So proud of you and your accomplishments. Keep smiling as you blaze trails!...
Lyris Younge Roseboro: Congratulations, Lauryn Younge! You have garnered my complete respect and admiration for your continued commitment to academic excellence. I have no doubt that you are purposed for greatness. Welcome to this honorable profession. Keep the faith and know that validation comes from above. Again, congrats to you and the 2020 graduating class of Santa Clara School of Law....
Lyris Younge Roseboro: Congratulations on receiving your Juris Doctorate, Lauryn Younge! You have garnered my complete respect and admiration for your continued commitment to academic excellence. Greater still, Lauryn, your faith is palpable and is evident to all of those you encounter. Joyfully, I welcome you into this honorable profession. With great anticipation, I know your future contributions will be laudable. Keep the faith and know that validation does not come from the east or the west, but it comes from above. Again, congratulations to you and all those in the 2020 graduating class of the Santa Clara University School of Law....
Nyle Rice: CONGRATULATIONS TO MY DAWG LAURYN YOUNGE!! You did it 🔥✊🏿...
Brown Carlita: Congratulations Lauryn! I'm super proud of you❤🎉🎉🎉...
Jamal Battle: Congratulations to Lauryn Younge and the class of 2020! Best wishes....
Teanna Willingham: I am so proud of you Lauryn and all of your classmates! I can’t wait to see the impact you all make on the world! Keep shining your light. I love you!...
Ty McCloud: Lauryn Younge: For you to make the extreme move to the opposite side of the country to achieve the goal of earning your JD is more than phenomenal. You and your classmates survived a pandemic which means you are a rare and special breed with a rare and special purpose. Keep God first and continue to do big things!!! Congrats to you and your classmates. Love, Uncle Ty...
Tyrone McCloud: Lauryn Younge: CONGRATULATIONS!!! Words can not adequately express the joy and pride I have for you and your outstanding accomplishment of earning your JD!! Your dedication, tenacity, and fortitude have made you the shining star that you have always been me. I expect big things from you and the class of 2020. You all finished strong in the midst of a pandemic which means nothing can stop you all. You and your classmates are a special and rare breed chosen for a special and rare purpose. God bless you and your classmates! Go forth and produce!!! Love, Uncle Ty...
Melissa Younge: Congratulations to Santa Clara Law School's Graduates of 2020, you have and will continue to make history! The next chapter of you life will be the best chapter of your life! Kudos to Lauryn Younge!...
Deep Gulasekaram: It was truly an honor and a privilege to have been a part of your academic journey. Congratulations on finishing, and thank you for letting me be a part of it. Do great things!...
Tyler Ochoa: Congratulations to the Class of 2020! It has been my pleasure getting to know many of you during your three years of law school, and watching you grow into full-fledged lawyers. You adjusted to difficult circumstances this semester with resilience and good spirits. We wish you success on the bar exam and in your legal careers!...
Bryan Hinkle: Congratulations to the class of 2020! Our office is so happy to have been a part of your journey. We remember meeting you at our events and at law school and graduate school fairs. We told you the time would go by fast, and it has! We watched you thrive in law school, take on responsibilities and challenges, and support each other through tough times. And we look forward to celebrating your achievements when we can all come together again. I will miss pinning your alumni pins on your robes and fixing your hoods at graduation. Please stay in touch with us and share your achievements. Our office is here for you after you graduate if you have any questions. Best wishes!...
Nima Sohi: Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Because I started teaching at SCU last year, I did not get a chance to get to know you all as much as I wanted to. I really hope we get to celebrate with you all soon. And special congrats to my ALW 3Ls! I admire your strength and positivity despite the uncertainty you all faced. You were a wonderful group to get to know this semester. Best wishes in your future endeavors....
Liza-Jane Capatos: Congratulations to each and every one of you! I have had the great honor and privilege of working with many of you during your time at SCU and I am so sorry I won't be able to congratulate you in person. As an SCU alumna, it brings me great pride to know that you'll be joining the ranks of SCU lawyers who make a difference and earn this school its great reputation. The road ahead is far more unpredictable and bumpy than usual, but I know that you have the capacity to meet this and any other challenge with grit and determination. Best wishes for your future success, and never hesitate to let me know if you need help with anything....
Susan Erwin: My favorite hour of the entire year - every year - is right after the commencement ceremony is over and I get to walk around and hug you all and congratulate you and your families! So . . . sending you all virtual hugs (and real ones when I see you again) and CONGRATULATIONS to you and your families. It's not an easy thing that you accomplished. We all watched how hard you worked and how many obstacles you had to overcome. I know you will be amazing lawyers, leaders, and social justice warriors and I can't wait to watch your careers! We will miss you!...
Thi Tran: Juris Doctor. Say it once more for those in the back. Class of 2020, what you achieved these last three years amidst all the unique circumstances is nothing short of spectacular. Well earned, well deserved, well done. Go forth and do good. For yourself, for your family, for your community. Congratulations....
Nikki Pope: Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment! This weird shared experience will bind you together, social distancing notwithstanding. Enjoy this time and be proud of yourselves....
John Cruden: John Cruden. Loud Applause and congratulations to the Class of 2020. I had the pleasure of serving as an adjunct professor this January and know first hand the quality and diligence of the graduating class. I predict a great future for each of you, with challenges commensurate with your abilities. The profession of law is ever changing to adapt to the needs of communities and the nation, and you will be part of that endeavor. Use the words of Micah 6:8 be a guidepost for you. Never lose your sense of ourtrage for those who abuse power, or your commitment to the rule of law and service to all....
Michael Korda: Congratulations to the Class of 2020! You will be remembered for your fortitude and good humor through some hard times. I especially want to congratulate Ines Sosa and can't wait to welcome her to our office to begin what I know will be a long and successful career....
Maya Younes: Congratulations on becoming a lawyer!  Take pride in your accomplishments.  You're graduating during a tough time, but you can and will face whatever challenges are coming. ...
Ellen Kreitzberg: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so proud of all you have accomplished and your strength during this adversity. In true Jesuit tradition, remember that as lawyers you are all social justice warriors who must speak truth to power. You are the first responders to injustice. Each of you give me hope for a better tomorrow. Stay in touch and let me know about your journey....
Leslie Van Aken, Class of 2014: Congratulations, Class of 2020! You graduated during a pandemic? What incredible self-discipline that shows! Looking forward to welcoming you all to the profession in a few months! Stay healthy, stay safe, & best wishes in your careers!...
Kris Octabiano: Congratulations class of 2020! I had the honor and pleasure to serve as one of your first SBA Co-Presidents. In the short time of getting to know as many of you as possible, I saw the ambition, passion, and intelligence I know will take you all very far in your legal careers. While you all cannot be together to celebrate your accomplishments, both high and low, the one takeaway I hope you get from this experience is the same thing I said at commencement: you are all family. You are part of an special group of people that has endured three years of extremely hard work and your graduation is testament to that accomplishment. I wish you all the best!...
Mikaela Burkhardt: Congratulations Class of 2020! Although celebrations look different this year, I hope you are extremely proud of all that you have accomplished. Wishing you all the best of luck in this next chapter of your lives....
Gary Spitko: Congratulations and Best Wishes Class of 2020! I look forward to seeing you at your in-person graduation ceremony some day soon....
Emily Yu: Congratulations! In my conversations with several of you throughout the years, I’ve found you to be motivated and also inspiring. I look forward to calling you my colleagues in the very near future!...
Karla: Felicidades! The biggest lesson life has taught me is plan but adapt and go with the flow. you must take every challenge in your life one step at a time. Go on and conquer the world! Lots of love and hugs!...
Shannon Robinson: Congrats 2020 grads! Just think, if a global pandemic didn’t stop you, nothing can!...
Kayleigh Chevrier: Congratulations Class of 2020! You've made it through! Upward and Onward, no matter the terrain. Good luck to you as you enter the next chapter in life!...
David Sloss: Congratulations to the Class of 2020. It has been a pleasure to work with many of you over the past three years. Please do keep in touch after you graduate. I wish you all much success in your future careers....
Linda T. Nguyen: Yay, you all made it! Be proud of your J.D. degree and accomplish great things....
Janelle Atangan: Congratulations, Class of 2020! We're so proud of you!...
Gary Neustadter: Congratulations and best wishes for a rewarding career....
Donald Polden: Congratulations to the future leaders of the profession. You have already shown many of the great skills lawyers need in the modern time--resilience, managing projects, leading teams, overcoming challenges. Keep it up and succeed....
David Ball: Congratulations--let's celebrate in person once the smoke clears! Don't forget that we are still here for you after you graduate. Stop by, check in--and that includes when you are facing some obstacle and need help, not just when you want to share your good news (though that is always welcome!)....
Catherine Sandoval: Congratulations Class of 2020! Kudos for finishing strong. Your resilience and Gumby-level flexibility will serve you well in your future careers. This world needs your strength, knowledge, and commitment. Thanks for your hard work and to the family, friends, faculty and staff who supported you in your educational journey. All the best, Professor Sandoval...
Lisa Fabiny: Congratulations Class of 2020, what an accomplishment!...
Eli Edwards: Congratulations, Class of 2020! You've accomplished so much under such circumstances - you have so much to offer! Be well, be proud of yourselves and each other and be good practitioners and people! Much success to you all!...
Eric Goldman: Be proud of your accomplishments. We are....
Anna Han: Congratulations class of 2020! We are so proud of you! We want to hear all about your successes and we are here for you!...
Sarah Brockmeyer: Congratulations to the Law Class of 2020! Take time to celebrate your accomplishment....
Barbara Lindley: Congratulations class of 2020!! Wishing you a wonderful career and blessings in your life....
Hallie Bodey: Congratulations! Your journey is just beginning, this is a huge accomplishment and we are so proud of you....
Sarah Tesconi: Congratulations Class of 2020! We are all so proud of you!!!...
Hallie Bodey: Congratulations! This is such a big achievement and the start of an amazing career. Good luck :)...
Jill Klees: A big CONGRATULATIONS to the class of 2020! You did it!! Wishing each of you abundant success and happiness in your lives....
Michelle Waters: Congratulations to each member of the class of 2020! Getting your J.D. is a huge accomplishment and we're very proud of you all!...
Kendra Livingston: Congratulations to each of you on your accomplishment! We are so proud of you!...

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